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Chicago protest targets Trump's 'anti-woman agenda'

Oct 14, 2018 - 6:30 AM

The Chicago rally is among the first signs of the political fallout from the deeply partisan fight to confirm Donald Trump's nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the nation's highest court despite sexual assault allegations

PROTEST. Women gather for a rally and march at Grant Park on October 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois to inspire voter turnout ahead of midterm polls in the United States. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP

Trump says America owes Kavanaugh apology after Supreme Court battle

Oct 09, 2018 - 7:48 PM

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure," Trump says at the White House swearing-in ceremony

US Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on as the US President announces him as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Across the United States, protestors rally against the nominee who has been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct. The confirmation ushers in Republican control of the top court, a major win for Trump

OPPOSED. Demonstrators take the steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. Photo by Jose Luis Magana/AFP

U.S. Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Oct 06, 2018 - 6:10 PM

If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, Trump will have succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court – a major coup for the Republican leader less than halfway through his term

PROTEST. Activists protest against the nomination of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh in front of the U.S. Supreme Court October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate braces for key vote on embattled Supreme Court nominee

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:16 PM

Three key Republican lawmakers still officially undecided on Brett Kavanaugh, who has faced accusations of sexual misconduct

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 19, 2018, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  US President Donald Trump challenged the accuser of Kavanaugh for the first time on September 21, 2018, demanding she provide evidence that he sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers. "I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!" / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / WIN MCNAMEE

Supreme Court nominee in unusual plea as U.S. Senate nears vote

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:44 AM

Furor over Kavanaugh's nomination has overshadowed next month's midterm elections in which control of Congress by Donald Trump's Republican Party could be at stake

VOTE. US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. File photo by Tom Williams/AFP

Former classmate says Trump court nominee lied about his drinking

Oct 02, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Chad Ludington, a North Carolina State University professor, says Brett Kavanaugh was 'belligerent and aggressive' when he drank

DEFENSE. Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on September 27, 2018. File photo by Andrew Harnik/AFP

Trump orders FBI probe of Kavanaugh as Senate delays final vote

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:23 AM

President Donald Trump's probe order comes after key Republican senator Jeff Flake threatened to break ranks with his party over the controversy

PROBE. President Donald Trump agrees with the Senate committee's request for an FBI prove into judge Brett Kavanaugh's sexual allegation cases. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Senate panel backs Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

Sep 29, 2018 - 2:20 AM

The panel splits along strict party lines with the 11 Republican members backing Kavanaugh and all 10 Democrats voting against the president's controversial nominee.

PROTEST. Activists demonstrate against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in front of the court in Washington, DC, on September 28, 2018. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

First vote on embattled U.S. court nominee after fraught hearing

Sep 28, 2018 - 6:34 PM

(UPDATED) Friday's vote – set for 1:30 pm (1730 GMT; 1:30 am Saturday, Manila time) – will take place under an intense spotlight, following a historic day of testimony that put the toxic partisan feuding in Washington on full display

BRETT KAVANAUGH. US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. Photo by Tom Williams/AFP

Trump backs embattled court nominee after fiery hearing

Sep 28, 2018 - 12:11 PM

'I categorically and unequivocally deny the allegation by Dr Ford,' says Brett Kavanaugh in his opening statement

TRUMP PICK. Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on September 27, 2018. Photo by Andrew Harnik/AFP

Kavanaugh accuser says she feared Supreme Court pick would rape her

Sep 27, 2018 - 11:59 PM

'I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school,' Christine Blasey Ford says

CHRISTINE FORD. Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Christine Blasey Ford: her 'terrible secret' sets off a U.S. political firestorm

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:16 PM

Christine Blasey Ford is now widely known as the first of several women to come forward with sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump's pick for the nation's top court

TESTIMONY. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party 36 years ago, testifies during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 27, 2018.  Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump defends Supreme Court pick but says he could change mind

Sep 27, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Donald Trump says he is skeptical because he personally had been the target of 'false statements' in the past made by various women

BRETT KAVANAUGH. In this file photo taken on September 19, 2018, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump dismisses 'messed up' Kavanaugh accuser

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Despite the swirling controversy over the nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee schedules a preliminary vote for Friday at 9:30 am (1330 GMT). If approved by the panel, Kavanaugh would go on to face a vote in the full Senate.

KAVANAUGH. In this file photo Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Kavanaugh intensifies counter-offensive against sex accusations

Sep 25, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Brett Kavanaugh steps up his defense, saying 'I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever. I've always treated women with dignity and respect'

TRUMP CHOICE. File photo shows Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves the room following a meeting and press availability with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Kavanaugh sex assault allegations 'totally political' – Trump

Sep 24, 2018 - 10:43 PM

Trump throws his full weight behind Kavanaugh, whose once straightforward progress to the nation's highest court has been hit by two bombshell accusations of sexual misconduct from his school and university days

BRETT KAVANAUGH. In this file photo taken on September 19, 2018, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump's Supreme Court pick faces new sexual misconduct claim

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Brett Kavanaugh, the embattled US Supreme Court nominee of President Donald Trump, faces a second accusation of sexual misconduct

NEW ALLEGATIONS. In this file photo Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Battle lines drawn for U.S. Senate showdown on Trump court nominee

Sep 24, 2018 - 7:54 AM

A university professor agrees to give her testimony publicly in the US Senate, accusing Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault

SUPPORT. In this file photo taken, an activist wears a button in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school party about 35 years ago, during a protest September 20, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/AFP

Supreme Court nominee assault storm fans #MeToo flames

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:14 AM

Sexual assault survivors – women and men alike – tweet their messages of solidarity for Christine Blasey Ford using the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport

SC NOMINEE. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Supreme Court nominee accuser gets more time to decide on hearing

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers calls as 'arbitrary' the first deadline set by the US Senate Judiciary Committee for her to testify against nominee Brett Kavanaugh over a sexual assault allegation

SC NOMINEE. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Trump turns on Supreme Court nominee's accuser

Sep 22, 2018 - 12:46 PM

President Donald Trump claims that sexual assault allegations against his hand-picked Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh could not be true, blaming 'radical left wing politicians' for stirring controversy

'TAKE THE VOTE'. US President Donald Trump rejects the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford's claims that a drunken Brett Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her in the early 1980s. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump challenges Kavanaugh accuser over account of sex attack

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:41 PM

In a series of tweets, Trump defends the conservative Kavanaugh as under assault by 'radical left wing politicians' seeking to 'destroy and delay' his confirmation as a Supreme Court justice

KAVANAUGH. In this file photo taken on September 19, 2018, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in U.S. Senate – reports

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers have told the Senate judiciary committee she cannot appear at its hearing scheduled for Monday, September 24, calling the date Republicans set 'arbitrary'

KAVANAUGH. US Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on as the US President announces him as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump Supreme Court pick accuser demands FBI probe before testifying

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The college professor accusing Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's US Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault wants an FBI investigation

ALL-GIRLS. The entrance to the Holton Arms School is shown on September 18, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland. Christine Blasey Ford, who attended the all-girls prep school, has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who attended the all-boys Georgetown Preparatory School, of assaulting her when the two were students. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Professor speaks out about 'sexual assault' by Trump Supreme Court pick

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:57 AM

A professor at Palo Alto University decides to waive her anonymity because she felt her 'civic responsibility" was "outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation'

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves the room following a meeting and press availability with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) at the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to succeed retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Trump Supreme Court pick denies 1980s sexual assault story

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:33 AM

In a statement released to US media, Kavanaugh rejected the woman's claim, made in a letter to the Democrats vetting his nomination, that he tried to force himself on her during a party

BRETT KAVANAUGH. US Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

The week in photos: September 1-7, 2018

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ABORTION HEARING. Women dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" stand in an elevator at the Hart Senate Office Building as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starts the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on September 4, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Chaotic opening day hearing for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Sep 05, 2018 - 1:36 PM

'If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case. I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich,' says Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Trump Supreme Court pick faces tough hearings in Congress

Sep 03, 2018 - 11:21 PM

Some two dozen witnesses are lined up to argue for and against confirming Kavanaugh, who could swing the 9-member high court decidedly in conservatives' favor for years to come

BRETT KAVANAUGH. US Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on as the US President announces him as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Battle begins over Trump's Supreme Court pick

Jul 11, 2018 - 10:49 AM

Opposition figures waste no time in assailing Brett Kavanaugh, warning his confirmation would usher in the erosion of civil liberties and long-held rights, while conservatives are quick to drum up support for the nominee

NOMINEE. Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves the room following a meeting and press availability with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) at the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP